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Sharon Quigley in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile: “I had seen for myself the power and unpredictability of the Patagonia weather. I could go from applying suncream to eating snowflakes in the space of five minutes.”

Maybe I’d watched Wild with Reese Witherspoon too many times, but there I found myself frantically filling sandwich bags with powdered mash in prepara(...)

Pope Francis ‘has just turned back the clock to the darkest days of this crisis’, says campaigner Anne Barrett Doyle. Photograph: Mario Ruiz/EPA

Pope Francis has accused victims of Chile’s most notorious paedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a (...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera greets president Michelle Bachelet upon her arrival at his residence in Santiago. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images

With his election on Sunday to a new term as president of Chile nearly four years after his first ended, Sebastián Piñera has confirmed South America’(...)

Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera smiles at supporters during his final election campaign rally in Santiago, on Thursday. Photograph: Pablo Vera/AFP/Getty Images

The final round in the most competitive election in Chile’s recent history hinges on turnout in a country where many voters are disillusioned with tra(...)

Trisha O’Neill: ‘With an Australian husband and us living in the US for the past five years,  travelling with two young kids has become the norm.’

Christmas is fast approaching and many Irish parents living abroad are preparing to pack up their bundles of joy and bring them back to Ireland for a (...)

A selection of delicious produce at Póg on Bachelors Walk in Dublin.
Fit and healthy food profits

Superfoods, green cuisine and hip eateries are trending as the hot topics of conversation in sophisticated social circles these days. Health-food foll(...)

Visitors  ‘don’t expect a capital city to have such a beautiful coastline, says Fáilte Ireland’s Keelin Fagan in response to Dublin’s inclusion on National Geographic’s Best Places to Visit 2018

Dublin has been included in National Geographic Traveller magazine’s prestigious “2018 Best of the World” list. It is one of 21 cities to feature on t(...)

 The ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared some 430km off Argentina’s coast with a crew of 44 on board. Photograph: Argentina Navy/EPA

The search for an Argentinian navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a “critical phase” on Wednesday as the 44 crew on boar(...)

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